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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Poisonous snake sculpture

Poisonous snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Billy Cooley
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Poisonous snake sculpture

Poisonous snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Niningka Lewis
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Pokerwork kangaroo

Pokerwork kangaroo

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Decorated wooden carving by Declan Apuamati, Bathurst Island

Decorated wooden carving by Declan Apuamati, Bathurst Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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Birds sculpture

Birds sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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Wooden carving with pokerwork design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Wooden carving with pokerwork design from Curtin Springs, 19...

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Wood carvings
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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri No 1
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1974
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Wood carving - Bunbulama - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - Bunbulama - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan Marika
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1948
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Wooden carving with surface design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Wooden carving with surface design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Wood carvings
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Warakurna Community, Western Australia, Australia
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Hughie Yates
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Malawidiwidi (Dua moiety - albatross)

Malawidiwidi (Dua moiety - albatross)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wayne Ashley
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Numbat sculpture

Numbat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Wood carving - water bird - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - water bird - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nora
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1982
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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Sculpture in an echidna form

Sculpture in an echidna form

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Sculpture resembling bulls horns

Sculpture resembling bulls horns

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Sculpture - bandicoot

Sculpture - bandicoot

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Dhatanju
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1964
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The green turtle, Gariwa - Yirrkala, 1948

The green turtle, Gariwa - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Cat sculpture

Cat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Poisonous snake sculpture

Poisonous snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Dugong in tail down position, carved from wongai wood by Paul Tom, Moa Island

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Paul Tom collection
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Wood carvings
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Moa Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Reverend Paul Tom
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2002
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Unknown
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Wood carving - female human figure - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - female human figure - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Poisoned snake sculpture

Poisoned snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Pigmented carved ironwood sculpture of a pelican

Pigmented carved ironwood sculpture of a pelican

Department of Sport Recreation and Tourism collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stanislaus Purantatameri
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1980
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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George Munkari
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1975
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Sculpture - wood - bird

Sculpture - wood - bird

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Wooden sculpture, representing a freshwater turtle

Wooden sculpture, representing a freshwater turtle

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy Lipundja
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1964
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Cat sculpture

Cat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Pokerwork snake

Pokerwork snake

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Carved wooden portrait of an Aboriginal man set in a timber frame

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Brideson collection
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Wood carvings
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Robert W. Prenzel
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Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - wood

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Sculpture carved in wood featuring a snake curled around a piece of wood

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Claire Smith collection
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Wood carvings
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Nyapari Homeland, South Australia, Australia
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Tjumpawa
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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